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List of Forbes India's Highest Earning Sportspersons-2018

Salman Khan has been ranked as the India's highest earning celebrity for consecutively three years in a row. Salman had earned Rs. 253 cr. followed by the Virat Kohli. A total of 21 sportspersons featured in the top 100 Forbes India celebrity list 2018.
Jan 21, 2019 15:36 IST
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Forbse India List of Richest Persons
Forbse India List of Richest Persons

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Forbes India has published Forbes India Celebrity List-2018.  Salman Khan has been ranked as the India's highest earning celebrity for consecutively three years in a row. Salman had earned Rs. 253 cr. followed by the Virat Kohli who earns around Rs. 228 cr.

In this article we have covered India’s highest earning sportspersons. A total of 21 sportspersons featured in the top 100 Forbes India celebrity list.

Virat Kohli is India’s most extravagant sportsmen and he is the second person in the overall ranking of Forbes India Celebrity List 2018.

Let’s have a Look on the Complete List;

    Player Name

 Total Earnings/ Year (in cr. Rs.)

  Field/Sport

 1. Virat Kohli

228

Cricket

 2. M.S. Dhoni

101

Cricket

 3. Sachin Tendulkar

80

Cricket

 4. P.V. Sindhu

36.5

Badminton

 5. Rohit Sharma

31

Cricket

 6. Hardik Pandya

28

Cricket

 7. Ravichandran Ashwin

18.9

Cricket

 8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

17

Cricket

 9. Suresh Raina

16.9

Cricket

 10. Saina Nehwal

16.5

Badminton

 11. KL Rahul

16

Cricket

 12. Jasprit Bumrah

16

Cricket

 13. Shikhar Dhawan

16

Cricket

 14. Ravindra Jadeja

15

Cricket

 15. Manish Mandey

13

Cricket

 16. Ajinkya Rahane

12

Cricket

 17. Anirban Lahiri

12

Cricket

 18. Kidambi Srikant

10.5

Badminton

 19. Vijender Singh

6.4

Boxing

 20. Shubhankar Sharma

4.5

Golf

 21. Rohan Bopanna

3.2

Lawn Tennis

1. The dominance of the cricketers in this list can be imagine that out of 21 highest earners in the sports list; just 6 persons are from non cricket background.

2. The lowest earning cricketer Ajinkya Rahane is earning around 4 times more than the lowest earning Lawn Tennis player Rohan Bopanna.

3. P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are the only two sportspersons who are featured in the top 10 list.

4. Virat Kohli ranked top in the sports category list while his overall ranking is 2nd behind the Salman Khan.

As the data of the table shows that the mostly cricketers are the billionaires in the country. Perhaps this is the reason that every Indian kid want to be a cricketer and responsible for poor performance of Indian players in the Olympic Games.

So this is the need of the hour that government should start promoting sports other than cricket in the country.  The inception of the ‘Khelo India Games’ is a good start in this direction by the central government.

Do you know the salary of Indian Cricketers?